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Getting Started with Terraform

By : Kirill Shirinkin
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Getting Started with Terraform

By: Kirill Shirinkin

Overview of this book

Terraform is a tool used to efficiently build, configure, and improve production infrastructure. It can manage existing infrastructure as well as create custom in-house solutions. This book shows you when and how to implement infrastructure as a code practices with Terraform. It covers everything necessary to set up complete management of infrastructure with Terraform, starting with the basics of using providers and resources. This book is a comprehensive guide that begins with very small infrastructure templates and takes you all the way to managing complex systems, all using concrete examples that evolve over the course of the book. It finishes with the complete workflow of managing a production infrastructure as code – this is achieved with the help of version control and continuous integration. At the end of this book, you will be familiar with advanced techniques such as multi-provider support and multiple remote modules.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Getting Started with Terraform
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 8. Future of Terraform

You've learned Terraform! No, seriously, you did. You might (we hope) still be busy with doing a final big exercise from the end of the previous chapter. That's alright--it's not the simple one and it takes time.

We finished covering everything that is there to learn about this fancy new (relatively new) HashiCorp tool. In this chapter, you won't see much code samples, diagrams, and logs. Instead, we are going to recap what you've learned, talk about some pros and cons of introducing Terraform to your organization, and speculate about the future of this utility. Don't skip this chapter, especially the recap sections! It will have a lot of useful tips, as well as references to books and articles that will help you to dive deeper into each particular topic, related to the Terraform usage. These were not included in chapters themselves in order to focus on learning Terraform and not to spread attention on dozens of other things.